Definition of baud noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

baud

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɔːd//
 
(computing)
 
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a unit for measuring the speed at which electronic signals and information are sent from one computer to another Word Origin 1930s: coined in French from the name of Jean M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French engineer who invented a telegraph printing system.
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